All you need to know about Mozart's opera Così fan tutte in one place — right here! Read More
3 Feb - 18 Mar 2016
It starts with a casual bet. The wily old cynic Don Alfonso wagers that the fiancées of two young men, complacent in their romantic notions of love, won’t stay faithful for a minute if put to the test. It sounds harmless enough and, anyway, the lovers are entirely sure of themselves. But cruelty is inherent in this game of love and chance.
Mozart created some of his most dazzlingly beautiful music for Così fan tutte and with unsparing accuracy, truthfulness and sparkling humour he explores the themes of trust and deception, and loyalty and desire in romantic relationships.
Director Tim Albery has had a long and distinguished association with Opera North over the last 30 years, from his groundbreaking production of The Trojans in the 1980s to his recent five-star (The Observer) production of The Coronation of Poppea (2014).
Go to this production: there are lots of good Cosìs, but this is in a class apart.
Sung in English
Lasts approximately 3 hours
Supported by the Friends of Opera North
...the production, eloquently conducted by Jac van Steen, continues to provide a platform for new generations of talent...resplendent.
It’s a real ensemble effort, with Máire Flavin’s peachily sung Fiordiligi the pick of the bunch.
...a really brilliant idea...a welcome revival of an intelligent, nuanced production
We caught up with our very own Fiordiligi and Dorabella, also known as Irish soprano Máire Flavin and Australian mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman, to find out what they are most enjoying about preparing for the show, and why they think this Così fan tutte is so specia... Read More
As opening night approaches, we caught up with the boys of Così fan tutte, Ferrando and Guglielmo — British tenor Nicholas Watts and Irish baritone Gavan Ring to find out what they are most enjoying about preparing for the show, and what they think of their c... Read More
46 New Briggate
Leeds Grand Theatre
The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.
Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.
Box office: 0844 848 2720
Enjoy 20% off your bill at Sandinista (Cross Belgrave Street - New Briggate) on presentation of your Opera North ticket when placing their food order. To book a table call 0113 305 0372. Food is served till 10pm through the week with final orders at 9pm Friday and Saturday. Only valid on the day of the performance their ticket is for. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
100 Grey Street
Box office: 08448 112121
Free Parking in all City Council multi-storey carparks after 5pm.
The two closest car parks to Theatre Royal are the Oxford Street multi-storey (just behind the Laing) and the Dean Street multi-storey. Click here for more info.
There are two parking spaces for blue badge holders on Shakespeare Street and three on Hood Street. Most parking meters are free to Blue Badge Holders.
Alight at Monument Metro Station and follow the signs for the Theatre Royal. We are less than one minutes walk from the Metro entrance on Grey Street.
Travel free on the Metro with your theatre ticket (up to two hours before and after the performance) - simply retain your theatre ticket for inspection by Metro Staff.
The Theatre Royal is only ten minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.
Box office: 0115 989 5555
Follow signs for the city centre and the 'Royal Zone'. Nearest car parks are Talbot Street car park and Crowne Plaza Hotel car park on Wollaton Street.
For maps and information about on-street parking, off-street car parks, park and ride and the blue badge scheme please visit Parking In Nottingham
The 'Royal Centre' tram stop is directly outside the venue and runs every 10 minutes until midnight. There are five Park and Ride sites along the route. Visit www.thetram.net or call 0115 942 7777 for full details of the tram route. Find out about our £1 return tram ticket here.
Nottingham Station is a 15 minute walk or a short taxi or tram ride from the venue. Call 0845 748 4950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times and fares.
Box office: 0843 208 6000
There is a passenger drop-off point immediately in front of The Lowry. Secure parking is available in The Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park. There are designated areas for disabled parking on every level.
The Lowry is accessible by train, tram and bus. http://www.tfgm.com/
From national railway stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria you can travel to The Lowry by Metrolink tram. You can board an Eccles line tram and should alight at Harbour City, or Media City UK for trams which stop there, as this is slightly closer.
Opera North are asking followers on Facebook and Twitter to share their favourite moment of Mozart to enter to win a pair of tickets to Così fan tutte.
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If you purchase 3 or more operas from our remaining 2015/2016 season, you receive 10% off your total ticket price plus a whole host of other benefits including:
A night at the opera isn’t complete without a perfectly crafted pre-theatre meal. Opera North has teamed up with several restaurants and bars close to Leeds Grand Theatre to provide an exciting range of dining options to complete your experience.
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For accessibility information for Leeds Grand Theatre, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Newcastle Theatre Royal and Nottingham Theatre Royal, visit our Accessibility page.